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June 1, 2011 Partial Solar Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse is visible from the high latitudes in the Northern hemisphere on June 1, 2011. This eclipse is the second of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.

Was this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: North/East Europe, North/East Asia, Much of North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.

The June 1 partial solar eclipse is only visible to those who plan on traveling north for the summer. A very small partial eclipse can be seen from northern Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, and portions of northeastern Asia. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it. This allows many viewers the opportunity to view at least a small portion of the sun being blocked by the moon.

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Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)




The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJun 1 at 19:25:20Jun 1 at 3:25:20 pm
Maximum EclipseJun 1 at 21:16:12Jun 1 at 5:16:12 pm
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJun 1 at 23:06:56Jun 1 at 7:06:56 pm

* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Jul 1, 2011.

An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

All eclipses 1900 — 2199

This is the first eclipse this season.

Second eclipse this season: June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Third eclipse this season: July 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipses in 2011

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